Mr. Meyer was born on November 1, 1952, and was raised by his grandparents, Dale E. and Virginia Meyer. He attended the former York Center School, and graduated from Central Noble High School in 1971.
Employed at the Fort Wayne Foundry in Columbia City, he had worked there as a quality control and maintenance worker. He had also previously been employed at Newnam’s Foundry and Seamco, both in Kendallville.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion. As a young man he was active in 4-H and the York Township Horse & Pony Club. In his leisure time he enjoyed horses, bowling, golfing, playing the drums, canoeing, and kayaking.
On September 28, 1990, he was married in Avilla to Lori Ann Harris. She survives.
Other surviving relatives include his son, David E. Meyer of Albion; his parents, Janet and Robert Miller of Albion; his siblings, Lee Ann Wicker of Auburn, Lisa Brashear of Albion, Robert (Charlotte) Miller, Jr. of Moriarty, N. M., and Brenda (John) Moyer of Kendallville; an aunt, Pat (Duane) Norris of Albion; and two grandchildren, Dirk E. Meyer and Lillian Jean Meyer.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; a sister-in-law, Lynn Rose Harris; an uncle, Dale R. Meyer; and a close friend Pat Biddle.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in the Sugar Grove Church of God, 5019 E 500 S-57, Churubusco, with Pastor Timothy Grable, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m., or at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County. Arrangements were by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Women’s Care Center, P. O. Box 12966, Fort Wayne, IN 46866; or Boys & Girls Clubs, 2609 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807.
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